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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (2): 125–147.
Published: 01 June 1994
... and cultural history, and the vagaries of canon formation than Franqoise de Grsgny’s Lettres d ’une phwienne. First published in 1747, this novel consists of letters written by Zilia, an Inca virgin of the Temple of the Sun, to ha, the Inca prince she was to marry on the very day the Spanish...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 379–382.
Published: 01 September 2021
... to its obvious intertext, Montesquieu’s 1721 Lettres persanes , which uses the trope of foreigners in Paris to criticize French customs, and to Scudéry’s novels, a far more unusual intertext. Like Scudéry’s heroines, Zilia is ravished—by Spanish invaders of Peru and later by the French who rescue her...